December Write On Review-a-Thon

Posted 19 December, 2014 in Features / 5 Comments

Write On Review-a-ThonBoy, do I need this! I have been inย such a slump lately. Not just a blogging slump, but an all-around life slump. Getting out of bed? Showering? No thank you.

I think it started around when I was really sick last month. Unfortunately, I’m either still sick or sick again. I am so tired of hearing “the rapid test came back positive for strep.” Seriously, if you want a throat punch, walk up to me on the street and say those words.

I might have also gotten a little burnout from signing up for too many blitzes, cover reveals, and other scheduled posts, then heading straight into #BookBlogWriMo (even though I will never, ever regret starting that). Hell, the majority of my list from the November Review-a-Thon are still on my to-do list.

I got a little bit of a head start, making a list of talking points I want to mention in all the reviews I want to write this weekend, and am even going to make a schedule. Mostly because I just ordered a cute new notebook from Poppin and needed something to write in it. ๐Ÿ˜›

I’m also off work Monday (and was home sick today), so maybe I’ll get bored enough to be productive? Who knows, lol.

Totally meant to get started today, but surprise! My other blog was hacked with malware. Awesome spammy link for cialis ended up in the navigation bar. That’s right, go there and you can see my resume, hear recommendations, read writing samples, and get help for ED! Talk about a focused website. It’s fixed now, but I probably spend at least 4 hours on it today between chatting with support, trying to fix it myself, and finally purchasing a new package from my hosting company to fix it for me. And the person I spoke with half the day was so rude that I had to take a rage nap once it was fixed. ๐Ÿ˜›

Update 12/21: I think I’ve been pretty productive this weekend, despite watching an entire season of Sons of Anarchy! I’ve got four reviews checked off; they’re written in Evernote and all that’s left is to create the actual posts. But since most of these aren’t associated with tours and specific dates, that requires fleshing out my editorial calendar a bit, so they’ll remain there for a little. I also wrote the questions for the BookBlogWriMo survey. So I’ve only tacked about 50% of my list so far, but I am sick and cough syrup makes me sleepy, plus I’m including tomorrow in my review-a-thon, so it’s not over yet. ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyway, my review-a-thon to-do list:

  • That Man 5 by Nelle L’Amour (Can be found here on 12/22)
  • Star Struck by Laurelin Paige
  • Garrett by Sawyer Bennett
  • Too Hot to Handle by Katie Rose
  • Cover Story by Rachel Bailey
  • The Temp by Emily Benet
  • For the Record by K.A. Linde

All but one of these is from NetGalley, and I’m determined to go into 2015 without any books I’ve read forever ago still on my NetGalley shelves. Especially since I just requested a ton of new books on there and have already been approved for some, so my ratio is probably disgusting right now. Agh!

Other things I need to “write on” sometime soon:

  • A post announcing all the challenges I’m doing 2015, so I can add it to the challenge linkups
  • The final #BookBlogWriMo newsletter with a link to the feedback survey
  • The first Be a Better Blogger blog post and newsletter announcing the first month’s challenge (squee!)
  • Another educational Facebook rant
  • Tuesday’s #Top10Tuesday post (although that may be a little too ambitious)

About the Write On Review-a-Thon:

The Write On review-a-thon is a monthly event created and hosted by Brianna at The Book Vixen. Itโ€™s time dedicated to getting reviews done, whether you have one review to write or 30+. This edition of the review-a-thon takes place all day Saturday, December 20th and Sunday, December 21st. Letโ€™s get those reviews done!


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5 Responses to “December Write On Review-a-Thon”

    • Thanks! I spent a good portion of the weekend sleeping but still got a good amount done. I think focusing on writing the actual review instead of getting the entire post scheduled helped with my productivity. ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. Your schedule seems to be jam packed. I think the best thing to do is to come up with a time table of the assignments you will be doing. Arrange them according to importance and accomplish them one at a time. Getting yourself overwhelmed with so many things cannot get the job done correctly.

    • Haha thanks. I’m a productivity geek, so I’ve definitely done all that you’ve suggested. My calendars are the most detailed things ever. You can’t really build health issues into one, though, so that’s what got me messed up.

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